Updates I wrote earlier:
What a DAY. Here's the latest:
1. I knew I had a cataract in the right eye. Seems that it grew. I could read a bit better today though still a bit off. If I can live with this/it's not as bad as it was yesterday, then I just have to monitor my vision and see my ophthalmologist again in 3 months (instead of the normal 6 months). If my eye does not get better/my reading vision is still blurry, then I need to have cataract surgery. So we will see. My eyes were dilated today so I can't tell how I am doing reading wise.
2. My Husband thankfully was home this afternoon and heard something strange. He investigated and found that our hot water heater had sprung a LEAK. PSE&G came out and turned off the gas (husband already turned off the water). So we need to buy a new water heater .... Husband is currently driving to Lowes to get a long hose in hopes that we can drain the water heater into the bathtub so that we can do 2 things: 1. sleep a full night -- the water heater is slowly leaking still and it had almost over flowed it's silver 'bowl' onto the floor, which means it would of leaked into our neighbour's below us! !!!! 2. If the hose drain plan works, we can go to liturgy tomorrow morning... as planned... if not (our far-away church is over 1 hour drive), we will have to stay home.... can't afford to have it leak into our floor and our neighbour's ceiling!
We are currently trying to find someone who can install a tankless water heater!
Please pray for us!
Talk about temptations (i.e. unexpected challenges) right before a Feast day!
ps: on the trip home... also I was almost to Grove Street where I get off the PATH train when we were all kicked off at Newport instead because of something breaking. So then I took light rail and then walked the last 12 minutes. !! so I was gone from 1 PM till after 7 PM and had forgotten to bring food.... thankfully ordered takeout that was delivered and waiting for me when I did get home after 7 PM!
Good news is that the hose is working to drain the 72 gal water heater. Bad news is not knowing when we will get hot water again.... well, one day at a time...right?
I was so thankful to have my favourite re-reads with me,
The Young Unicorns.
I was thankful for my morning pot of tea.
Today was a very tiring day for both my Husband and I
and we are really running on empty it feels
and do ask for any prayers that can be offered!